Innovating power generation where ‘a river runs through it’

MechE professor Keith Moored partners on multi-institutional hydrofoil turbine project that could help generate cleaner, more cost-effective energy for cities and rural communities alike

Hydroelectric power provides an alternative to fossil fuels, but not all generation methods are equally clean or economically viable. 

Astronaut Terry Hart: Sally Ride ‘truly an explorer’

Terry Hart, a professor of practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics and a former NASA astronaut, took part in a virtual event on the topic of women and the space program, presented by PBS39. 

The event, held in March during Women’s History Month, included a screening of “The Future is Female: Women, Space and NASA” (a preview of upcoming PBS39 documentary special “Moon-to-Mars: The Next Giant Leap”) and a panel discussion.

Banerjee named chair of mechanical engineering and mechanics

Professor Arindam Banerjee, an international expert in fluid dynamics, has been named chair of Lehigh's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, effective July 1, 2021.

Banerjee leads Lehigh’s Turbulent Flow Design Group and conducts research in multi-scale fluid dynamics with particular emphasis on energy and biological systems. He joined the Rossin College faculty as an assistant professor in 2012 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2020.